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Benezit Dictionary of Artists and Grove Art Online joint package (discounted pricing) 2012-2013

The Benezit Dictionary of Artists is now available online for the first time via Oxford Art Online. With nearly 170,000 entries on artists from antiquity to the present day and featuring regular updates, Benezit is one of the most comprehensive and definitive resources on artists in the English language.     Grove Art Online covers all aspects of the visual arts from prehistory to the present day, from art and architecture to ceramics and photography. It gives online access to the text of over 50,000 articles from the 34 volume Dictionary of Art, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, and the Oxford Companion to Western Art.    

Provider: Oxford University Press
Updated: Aug 30, 2013 4:14pm

Berg Fashion Library

The Berg Fashion Library is an online resource to provide access to interdisciplinary and integrated text, image, and journal content on world dress and fashion.  The resource offers users cross-searchable access to an expanding range of essential resources in this discipline of growing importance and relevance and will be of use to anyone working in, researching, or studying fashion, anthropology, art history, history, museum studies, and cultural studies.

Provider: Oxford University Press
Updated: Nov 26, 2013 4:23pm

Bibliography of Arabic Books Online

A bibliography and catalog of books printed in Arabic script before 1960. The records will be based on Arab characters, with full authority control of romanized forms of names and places, as well as the western forms of the names, in accordance with the major international standards (ISO, NACO, NAF).     This bibliography will ultimately contain approximately 65,000 titles of books and 15,000 authority records. Also biographical information about the authors will be added.   The bibliography will be supplemented over the years from many different sources.  

Provider: Brill
Updated: Aug 30, 2013 4:07pm

Biography Resource Center

Biography Resource Center is an online biographical reference database is covering figures of note in the areas of literature, science, multicultural studies, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, arts and newsmakers.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 11:25am

British Academy Publications Online

An online collection of academic monographs and essay collections from the distinguished British Academy list.

Provider: Oxford University Press
Updated: Aug 30, 2013 4:19pm

Brockelmann Online

Brockelmann Online consists of both original volumes of the Geschichte der arabischen Litteratur as well as the three supplement volumes. It is full-text searchable, making it much easier to consult for researchers and students. 'Brockelmann' is an indispensible research tool for anyone working on the Islamic world in general and the Middle East in particular.     

Provider: Brill
Updated: Aug 30, 2013 4:16pm


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